Category: Labor

Shane Burley: Historic Justice for Janitors campaign inspires a new generation of janitorial organizing

With SEIU’s Raise America campaign, which looks to raise the standards for union janitors across the country, the Justice for Janitors legacy holds critical lessons for how public campaigns win concessions

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Alexandra Bradbury: Allina Nurses Go All In

Sometimes solidarity comes shaped like a popsicle. That’s what one nursing assistant, on her way in for the evening shift at United Hospital in St. Paul, delivered to nurses picketing in blazing 95-degree heat. Five thousand members of the Minnesota Nurses (MNA) walked out June 19, kicking off a weeklong strike at five Allina hospitals Read more…

Alex Gourevitch: From Strike to Shop Floor

From resisting new management attacks to organizing wireless employees, Verizon workers still have a lot to mobilize for

Robert Schwartz: Permanent Replacements? Not So Fast, Labor Board Says

A game-changing interpretation from the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board

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Jeremy Brecher: Union Members Don’t Oppose Environmental Protections. They’re Actually More Likely To Support Them.

A study shows that the remarkable tendency of unions to support environmental policies and even to take the lead in environmental efforts is not an aberration

Mary Anne Trasciatti: The Fighting Tradition

The Verizon strike recaptured some of the uncompromising militancy of the early American labor movement

Sonia Singh: B&H Workers Train to Win

Union elections are often close—but not at a pair of Brooklyn camera warehouses last fall. Three hundred workers at B&H, a popular video and photography equipment company, won their union election with an overwhelming majority. How did B&H workers hold so strong even when their boss threatened mass firings? Behind the scenes, they got the Read more…

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Alan Maass: Why They Won

The Verizon workers’ campaign for union democracy set the stage for a successful strike

Dan DiMaggio: Verizon Strike Shows Corporate Giants Can Be Beat

“Walking into work the first day back chanting ‘one day longer, one day stronger’ was the best morning I’ve ever had at Verizon”

David Weigel: Sanders: DNC Vetoed Union Leader Pick for Platform Committee

Sanders revealed that the DNC had actually vetoed his nomination of a key labor ally, and said he was told not to pick anyone else from the labor movement

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